I have watched this organization grow from it's inception and I am in awe of the endless time and energy that the founder and past executive director has dedicated to it. I had volunteered my time briefly when I lived in NY, an experience that kept PowerPlay near and dear to my heart. Having experienced volunteering and then attending the Annual Gala, I was able to watch girls grow from insecure, sometimes awkward teenagers to beautiful, poised, and articulate young ladies. It is a heart-warming transition to witness.
I have had the good fortune of meeting PowerPlay girls at the annual fundraisers. It is an emotional experience seeing the confident, respectful and charming young ladies that the girls have evolved into. Kudos to founder, Ellen Markowitz and Executive Director, Beth Raisen for the expertise, tireless hours and financial contributions that they've given to keep this organization alive! Kudos to the Board as well for their input, hard work and their belief in PowerPlay's Mission.
Power Play is so clear about its mission which translates into great programs for the girls and young woman who participate, terrific leadership and effective and efficient use of the dollars donated to them.
Power Play is one of the few non profits where year to year a donor can see the growth of the girls into very fine young ladies who have gain confidence and maturity. Power Play instills the very necessary tenets of life otherwise missing from these girls' lives, only one of which is teamwork. After being in these programs, the girls have more than an excellent head start for a successful career and life.
Exceptional organization with dedicated leadership, that provides substantive opportunities for young women to participate in sport. In doing so, this organization supports, in a meaningful way, the development of young women's confidence, life skills and experience - all which ultimately prepare them for success both on and off the court in the future. There is a level of compassion and commitment to this cause expressed by their staff, board and donors that is exceedingly rare.
Amazing organization that fills a very important void in the growth of young women. The organization is top notch and I appreciate how they help young women develop life skills. Keep up the good work everyone!!
PowerPlay is a great organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of young girls. They educate them through sports and teach them life and work skills to be able to compete in the professional realm. This organization allows girls to see the endless amount of possibilities that lie in front of them and provides them with the tools to achieve great things. PowerPlay’s staff, led by Beth Rasin, works day in and day out to find all the resources they can to support and assist these young girls. Through PowerPlay’s many programs, young girls are able to become educated, feel confident, and connect with other young girls who are on this journey alongside with them. PowerPlay is an outstanding organization and I am certain that they will continue to do great things to assist the young girls that they serve.
The ability of the accomplished women who run the organization to effect positive and lasting change on the lives of local young women is very impressive and inspiring. I would recommend helping them continue their work in any way possible.
I was introduced to PowerPlay two years ago and believe in their mission to help young women to achieve their goals through the power of sport and life skills. The program provides the opportunity for these women to build self confidence, networking skills, and overcome the daily challenges of life. The graduates have moved on to successful careers and are active participants in the communities to help other girls in similar circumstances.
PowerPlay NYC is a really great program. It exposes girls to the world of work as well as the world of sports. It teaches them the power to see that they have a lot of possibilities and opportunities to strive for.
I am impressed with the passion and commitment of the leadership of Power Play. It is a small but mighty organization; run very efficiently; with major impact. For several years now I am amazed on how well prepared and trained these young girls are in presenting themselves. At young ages they have been given the confidence to speak up and ask substantive questions. The results far succeed the dollar investment.
For the last three years I have had the honor of sponsoring events to raise awareness and funds for the PowerPlayNYC programs. I am impressed with the camaraderie of the girls and their communications skills. Kudos to Beth Rasin for an excellent team sports and leadership training program that encourages the young women to stretch their vision to what is possible in their future.
PowerPlay is dedicated to educating and empowering girls through sports, teaching life skills and building self-confidence and self-esteem for life! 2012 was the first year I was involved with PowerPlay. The girls and the program are amazing. Beth Rasin's tireless dedication to enriching the lives of girls is inspiring and inpires all that work with her.
Some decades ago, I was both a scholar and an athlete, competing and winning at the national level in a collegiate sport. This perspective and the ability to reflect upon the role sports and teamwork play on a person's development make PowerPlay one of my favorite charities. I have given both money and time to PowerPlay, and strongly consider becoming more involved. To listen to the girls' testimonials about how PowerPlay has tangibly and affirmatively changed their lives is nothing short of inspiring. There are so many reasons we choose to give to charity; a major consideration is the desire to truly make a difference in someone's life. With PowerPlay, there is no question this is the case, as those who benefit themselves testify with eloquence and poise. They have said that they have changed, grown, learned--because of this group. They will be the change factors for others, too; I have no doubt these girls will pay it forward.